Our Why

Middle Tech is a media company that was created to advance the business ecosystem in this region of the United States by providing news, entertainment, and educational content related to startups, entrepreneurship, and technology. 

Middle Tech Team

Co-Founder & Co-Host

Evan Knowles is a Kentucky native with a passion for technology and startups. After dropping out of college, he helped build Fooji into one of the nation’s most innovative advertising technologies working with the world’s largest brands. Evan is currently building his own software company and is also a founding partner of real estate investment firm Defiant Capital.


Nate Antetomaso currently lives in Chicago and is Media & Partnerships Manager at IZEA, an influencer marketing company. As a tech entrepreneur of data-driven travel company, AwayGame, and previous Marketing Manager at Fooji, Nate brings a drive for innovation and a passion for efficiency to everything he does. Through projects large and small, Nate's goal is always to deliver amazing end user experiences. Learn more at nantetomaso.com.

Jacob Spencer is from Louisville, Kentucky and currently attends the University of Kentucky. He is studying Integrated Strategic Communication and Digital Media Design. Jacob was previously an intern at @awesomeinclex and is currently pursuing a career in graphic design, motion graphics, and marketing.


Logan Jones is from Ashland, Kentucky and lives in Lexington, Kentucky where he works as an Account Executive at Leadrilla (a past guest of ours). Previously, Logan spent 3 years working at Awesome Inc to help grow the Lexington startup ecosystem, while also growing his own company, KY Elevated Drone Imaging. Logan is passionate about entrepreneurship, Kentucky, and building relationships.

BizDev Associate

Nico Ferreyra is originally from Cordoba, Argentina and currently lives in Louisville, KY. Nico loves building teams and startups, and is the co-founder of the productivity startup Tomo, and the Executive Director of Technology of Droplet Water Project, a clean water non-profit. Nico is passionate about startups, technology, and venture capital, and is a part-time deal scout for Tiny Capital.

Tom Monarch was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Louisville and will graduate in May of 2021 with his law degree from University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Tom is driven to help grow Kentucky’s entrepreneur ecosystem through his writing, problem-solving, and analytical skills gained throughout his education.

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